Representation of Others in TV Contents: Focusing on the KBS News 9

방송 콘텐츠의 타자 재현과 문화적 함의: KBS 9시 뉴스를 중심으로

  • 주재원 (동의대학교 신문방송학과)
  • Received : 2014.04.21
  • Accepted : 2014.06.09
  • Published : 2014.08.28


Globalisation has intensified the international movement of labour and South Korea is no exception. Korea, which in the past was itself a labour-exporting country, has seen a reversal in human mobility since the late 1990's with a rapid growth in immigration and a transformation of a previously almost ethnically homogenous society. In this context, the important questions about the cultural and political implications associated with the construction of minority representations in the media have remained highly unexplored. The starting point of this study is an examination of the vital role of public service broadcasting (PSB) in Korean society, where ethnic minorities have increasingly become visible. The study shows the significant role of PSB in representing cultural diversity in public debates and the ways in which such representations and their dissemination reflect media power.


Television Content;Public Service Broadcasting;Cultural Diversity;Representation;Ethnic Minority


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